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WCMS seeks $50,000 in donations to fund its foundation’s charitable programs

Press release From the Western Carolina Medical Society The WCMS Annual Campaign has raised over $21,000 for the WCMS Foundation’s charitable programs. Will you help us reach our $50,000 goal? Donate now. The importance of supporting healthcare in our community cannot be underestimated, especially for those whose lives our physicians touch and save. Your generous […]

HandMade in America’s executive director resigns

According to a press release from the nonprofit crafts organization, Gwynne Rukenbrod, HandMade’s executive director since 2011, has stepped down. “The Board of Directors of HandMade in America announced today with sincere regret that Gwynne Rukenbrod has resigned from her position as Executive Director of the organization,” the release says. Local consultant and former Mountain […]

Industries for the Blind Asheville names Joe Sprouse as employee of the year

Press release From Industries for the Blind Asheville: Asheville, NC (May 29, 2013) – As the largest employer of people who are blind in the country, Industries for the Blind (IFB) credits its success to an incredible team of employees, volunteers and customers. At a special recognition banquet held in Winston-Salem recently, IFB recognized several […]

Management education conference set for June 5-8 at UNCA

Press release From UNCA News Services: With the theme of “Dare to be Different,” educators from around the world, including Australia, Azerbaijan, and Canada in the interdisciplinary fields of management will gather for a four-day experiential conference June 5-8 at UNC Asheville. This 40th Anniversary OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Educators is expected to bring […]

Asheville Transcendental Meditation Center to offer series about ways to lower blood pressure

Press release From the Asheville TM Center: ASHEVILLE, May 30, 2013: A new report from the American Heart Association (AHA), released in April, concluded that the Transcendental Meditation (or “TM”) technique is effective for lowering blood pressure, and recommends that the TM technique be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. […]

Asheville School’s Project Connect hosts summer institute June 12-14

Press release From Asheville School: On June 12-14, Project Connect will host its inaugural Summer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies on Asheville School‘s 300-acre campus in West Asheville. Made possible by a grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation, Project Connect is a 3-day institute where educators will explore the unique curricular approach from Asheville School’s nationally […]

Several WNC towns recoginized for revitalization efforts

Here’s the press release from the N.C. Department of Commerce: Raleigh, N.C.—The N.C. Department of Commerce, Office of Urban Development announced that 27 North Carolina communities have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National […]

Meadows meets with Marion-area cancer providers, tours radiation therapy center

Press release From the communications office of U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows: Marion, NC – Today, Representative Mark Meadows (R-11-NC) toured Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina, a local free-standing radiation therapy center offering the latest cancer technologies and therapies, to meet with cancer care specialists to learn more about radiation therapy offerings in the […]

Expect delays around Mission Hospital’s Biltmore Avenue entrance tomorrow morning through Saturday

Press release From Mission Health: WHAT: Repaving at Mission Hospital’s Biltmore Avenue entrance. WHEN:Thursday, May 30 – Friday, May 31 – Saturday, June 1 from 7:00am-7:00pm each day WHERE: Mission Hospital Memorial Campus – Biltmore Avenue entrance. May be slight backups on Biltmore Avenue. NOTE: Mission is working to ensure every step is taken to […]

Board-certified general internist joins Park Ridge Health

Press release From Park Ridge Health: Hendersonville, N.C. (May 29, 2013) – Charles Harpe, M.D., board-certified internal medicine physician, has joined Park Ridge Health’s integrated network of providers and specialists. Dr. Harpe, who has been providing care for nearly 17 years, is accepting new patients at Park Ridge Health at Laurel Park, a state-of-the-art medical […]